Thank You

Thank you to all for your thoughts, prayers, and sweet comments about my little buddy.

I admit to spending way too much time watching this and vegging out on the couch this week.

I did work on a mug rug yesterday.

And enjoyed this glorious sunset the other night.

It’s hard to be sad when this little man visits me! We had fun with Play Dough.

I’m glad my sweet grand dogs are still here. Hubby took this picture of the them with Pierre early last week.

Have a great day!

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I said goodbye to my little buddy this week.  He was my constant companion in the sewing room.

And every time I sat in my chair, he plopped himself next to me.

He was with us for nearly 16 years. Which is a long time, and yet, it doesn’t seem like it was long enough.

I miss him so much already.

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Finish It Up Friday ~ Vintage Daisies 

This is my last finish for 2017.

These vintage blocks were purchased at an estate sale a few years ago.

I love finishing these old projects! The appliqué bits were all basted.

I used black pearl cotton to appliqué these blocks in a fashion that was popular in the 1930s and 40s.

Normally I like to keep the quilting on these very traditional. But the reality is, this quilt was begun in the last century and completed in this one. No one who looks at this quilting will ever be confused about that!

Here’s a look at the back. I used a plain, unbleached muslin.

Here are a few more photos taken after washing.

I love that texture!

Have a great day!

Linking up with Crazy Mom Quilts , Confessions of a Fabric Addict , Busy Hands Quilts , Rainbows Bunnies and Cupcakes

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QOV 2017

I quilted quite a few tops this past year for my Stitching Sisters QOV Group. But I also pieced a few tops myself and quilted them up. Here are the QOVs I made last year.

Have a great day!

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Work in Progress Wednesday 

Not a great deal of progress in the sewing department. I helped out with mailings at church yesterday and have been trying to get some housecleaning done as well. 

It took me forever too decide on a layout for these tumblers., but I finally settled and have started sewing rows. I spent far too much time with this:

But at least I got a few of these made as leaders/enders.

Hope you are all making progress this week on your projects!

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2017 Baby Quilts

I just love making baby quilts! It’s a great chance to try out ideas on a small scale. I also love a quick finish! Here are the baby quilts I completed this past year.

Have a great day!

Linking up with Fiber Tuesday, Free Motion by the River

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DWMonday ~ Jeep Quilt 

I disciplined myself to finish the granny square top and started playing with these tumblers.

I’m not happy with the layout yet, so I’ll keep tweaking it. I had purchased several yards of this border print for the backing, but I’m thinking now that I will use it for borders.

I’m hoping I’ll get time to play with this more today. Have a good one!

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